Moths of Western North America / Edition 1

Moths of Western North America / Edition 1

by Jerry A. Powell, Paul A. Opler, J. A. Powell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520251970

ISBN-13: 9780520251977

Pub. Date: 05/27/2009

Publisher: University of California Press


Insects boast incredible diversity, and this book treats an important component of the western insect biota that has not been summarized before—moths and their plant relationships. There are about 8,000 named species of moths in our region, and although most are unnoticed by the public, many attract attention when their larvae create economic damage:…  See more details below

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Insects boast incredible diversity, and this book treats an important component of the western insect biota that has not been summarized before—moths and their plant relationships. There are about 8,000 named species of moths in our region, and although most are unnoticed by the public, many attract attention when their larvae create economic damage: eating holes in woolens, infesting stored foods, boring into apples, damaging crops and garden plants, or defoliating forests. In contrast to previous North American moth books, this volume discusses and illustrates about 25% of the species in every family, including the tiny species, making this the most comprehensive volume in its field. With this approach it provides access to microlepidoptera study for biologists as well as amateur collectors. About 2,500 species are described and illustrated, including virtually all moths of economic importance, summarizing their morphology, taxonomy, adult behavior, larval biology, and life cycles.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251977
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/27/2009
Pages:
383
Sales rank:
1,271,738
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 12.70(h) x 1.40(d)

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